Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram had yesterday attacks Geidam local government area of Yobe State.
Sources within Geidam told newsmen that the insurgents invaded the town after Maghrib prayer.
The gunshots by the insurgents caused many residents to panic and flee into the bush while others hid in their houses.
The State police Public Relation Officer, Abdulkarim Dungus, told newsmen that he heard the Divisional Police Officer of Geidam firing from his gun when he tried to contact him.
Geidam is about 200 kilometers from Damaturu, the Yobe State capital and one of the border towns between Nigeria and Niger Republic. It also shares a boundary with Borno State from the north.
The town has been attacked by Boko Haram several times leading to loss of lives and property.